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Computer simulation and experimental studies of optical imaging with photon density waves
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Paper Abstract

Between 600 and 1300 nm the optical absorption coefficient pa of mammalian soft tissues is quite low', ranging from about 0.1 - 1.0 cml. The scattering coefficient ps, on the other hand, is high - typically 100 - 1000 cm'. This scattering is forward peaked, so that g, the mean cosine of the scattering angle, is about 0.9. Since the net result of several small angle scattering events is similar to that of a single isotropic scatter, it is useful to define a reduced or transport scattering coefficient p. = (1-g) Ns. Even this reduced coefficient, which is usually 5 - 50 cm', is typically 10 -100 times the absorption coefficient.

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Date Published: 5 August 1993
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 10311, Medical Optical Tomography: Functional Imaging and Monitoring, 103110U (5 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.2283775
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Michael S. Patterson, Hamilton Regional Cancer Ctr. (Canada)
McMaster Univ. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10311:
Medical Optical Tomography: Functional Imaging and Monitoring
Gerhard J. Mueller, Editor(s)

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